It's a Winter Wonderland at our house. Snow covers the ground, the roof has snow piled high and the squirrels and grouse get lost digging in the snow to find corn on the ground under the feeder. The deer run them off. Fun to watch. The roads are clear to icy every day depending on when the snow plow comes by.
My Texas friends can't understand how I could love this place so much. The secret to not getting cabin fever is having a home large enough and having lots of projects to do. I go from one room to another and every room has large windows A different view of my little world in every room. So, my advice if you build in a winter wonderland, make sure you have large windows in every room.
Lots of projects will keep you busy and your mind from wanting to go other places. I have projects I have put off for years that are actually getting done now. It feels so good. I feel productive and with today's internet, who could get cabin fever?
Yes, I get out some but not like I used to when I lived in a 'summer all year long' climate. I went from one extreme to the other. No one can say I am not adventurous.
Would I suggest others undertake such a change in their lives? Maybe, not everyone could or would love such differences but I like both climates. Every place has pros and cons. If you've never tried it, how do you know you would not like it. Change can be good!
TEXAS PROUD! MICHIGAN PROUD!
Ricki McCallum CastNet Realty CastNet Press
"Finally A Broker", author